*Brandy, a frequent target of Internet haters, is pleading with the blogosphere to have more respect for her feelings – particularly when commenting about her 2006 car accident that led to the death of motorist Awatef Aboudihaj.
“Sometimes we don’t read the comments because of what we’ve seen people say in the past about us,” Brandy wrote on her blog. “Okay, you don’t like my shoes, you don’t like my outfit, cool, but the rest of it, like bringing up the car accident?”
Brandy, currently starring in VH1’s “Brandy & Ray J: Family Business,” escaped criminal charges but was sued by the deceased woman’s family. She settled with them in November, but insists she’s still struggling to put the incident behind her.
“People just go too far. Way too far,” Brandy said of bloggers. “But people are going to be who they are. As long as I’m not like that, and even if I wasn’t me and I was tweeting about another celebrity, I would never say anything bad about somebody like that. I’m glad that I’m that type of a person… I just think people should have respect. We have feelings.”
Brandy is asking people to consider that performers are “sensitive” and often hurt by vicious tweets and blog postings about their activities.
“It’s real. It affects us. Trust me. It really does,” she wrote. :We’re people at the end of the day with feelings. You know we’re sensitive because we’re artists. You know that stuff is going to hurt sometimes.”